Photos courtesy of Town of Three Hills
132 km from Calgary
Agriculture, oil & gas, hospitality and retail
Approximately 3,320 residents
Kindergarten to grade 12 and post-secondary
The sky is enormous. As you look around the landscape of this prairie town, your view is dominated by the broad, sweeping plains and a patchwork of crops stretching into the distance. If you approach the town from the west, you’ll spot the three distinctive hills that give the Town of Three Hills its name.
The community’s location provides easy access to several nearby attractions, where the wild beauty of the Canadian badlands takes centre stage. Among the twisting prairie coulees, hoodoo rock formations, and fossil beds, there’s a lot to explore. Three Hills Creek, which also gets its name from the nearby hills, winds its way through the prairie west of town, where you’ll also find the local nine-hole golf course.
The Town of Three Hills combines the traditional charm of rural Alberta living with modern essential services and amenities, including a pool, fitness centre, and local arena. There are local community organizations for sports, hobbies, and social clubs for all ages. From hockey and lacrosse to slo-pitch and bow hunting, there’s something for everyone.
There are seven parks throughout the community, with four kilometres of walking trails. Children and youth attend Three Hills School or Prairie Christian Academy. In addition, Prairie College offers post-secondary education in aviation, theology, Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
The annual Cruise Weekend is a summertime highlight that attracts over 2,000 people annually. Over the first weekend in June, residents and visitors alike enjoy taking in a classic car and motorcycle cruise, show and shine, and bracket racing, complemented with live music and activities for all ages.